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This week's Poetry Friday entry are the terrific poems from yesterday photopoetry of 15 words or less. Here was the picture:

And here are the poems
Tethered Lives
cornflakes and scales
hay bales
rabbit trails
bone rails -

we live in chains.

--- Allen Taylor

Don't know what it's for
But over by the door
Hole there in the floor

--- slatts

Break through.
Into the Darkness.
Or climb in
And find out what's really there.

--- Becky Levine


Trust, Adventure, Imagination
No one knows
what's inside a hole,
or a world of
and hobbits.

--- Diane M. Davis



one minuscule crack
one infinitesimal drop of moisture
one process of oxidization
one unexpected delight

--- Diane Mayr

Dry peeling skin
made him groan
low and eerie
like midnight's moan.

--- Cindyb


Aim for the next

--- Kathy Q.

If Willy Loman Had a Sex Change
Death of a Suburban Mother and Saleswoman, circa 1950s

That iron did
me no good
I threw it


To hell with

--- Pamela Ross

Never listen to sixth grade kids -

"Put your nose here,"
they said.

Sucked in!

--- Susan Stephenson

Fix - now please
For you never know
how big I will become
Maybe eternal ugliness

---  Anne McKenna

There are so many stories only you can tell.Tell them, please.


( 4 comments — Leave comment )
July 24th, 2009 11:29 pm (UTC)
poetry friday
I'm new on LJ and just starting to network with the other writers here. This is the first time I've seen your poetry friday. I love the idea and am totally impressed with the resulting poems. I write more prose than poetry but just might have to give it a try sometime.
July 30th, 2009 07:13 am (UTC)
Re: poetry friday
Welcome to LJ and the world of Poetry Friday. I have the photopoetry prompt up for this week. (Next week it goes back to Laura.)

Lots of prose writers try it. It's such a fun warm-up.
July 25th, 2009 12:10 am (UTC)
Thanks for taking on the 15 Words or Less Poems. We get by with a little help from our friends, yes?

July 30th, 2009 07:14 am (UTC)
We do...we all can use help from a friend every once in a while. :)
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Who am I?I was born on the Cancer/Leo cusp and share a birthday with Ernest Hemingway and Robin Williams. The similarities don't stop there as I can go from depressed to ecstatic without ever passing go. I feel scared most of the time though my friends call me brave and I find it easier to believe in my friends than to believe in my own abilities to make what I want out of my life.

Who am I? A wife, a mother, a daughter, and even, gulp, a grandmother.

Who am I? A writer who never gets tired of playing with words, even when the words are hard to find. A writer of books for children and articles for grown-ups and many things in-between.

Who am I? A motivational speaker, writing instructor, workshop leader and full-time follower of dreams.

Who am I? Read and find out.

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